Highland Spring HIHO 2013
Getting to British Virgin Islands is easy. If you are traveling to Tortola from the USA you'll probably have to change planes in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The final 25-minute flight is aboard a smaller prop plane. Travel from Europe means you'll probably first stop in Antigua or St Martin and connect to smaller planes on to Tortola. Italian's or Spanish participants should look into the flying Iberia to San Juan, Puerto Rico, then connecting to Tortola on American Eagle.
From the Americas
American/American Eagle offers the best service from the USA and South America. American Eagle planes will not carry any sail or board bags!
Other US carriers serving the Tortola via San Juan include Continental, US Air & United.
Service from South America via San Juan is on offer from COPA, Avianca and TACA.
From the UK & Europe
Travel from the UK and Europe may be via NY or Miami with American or into St Martin on KLM or Air France. Connect to Tortola via American Eagle, LIAT or Winair. UK carriers fly to Antigua. Virgin and British Airways offer the best schedules. Connect to Tortola via LIAT or Caribbean Star. Both these carriers will accommodate equipment.
If you plan to bring your sails and boards we recommend you travel on American Airlines on a direct flight from Miami or New York to St Thomas. Delta and US Air also have direct flights to St Thomas. Travel between St Thomas and Tortola is easy on the inter-island ferries. Cost is $20 each way. The ferry dock is close to the St Thomas airport. Careful- the last ferry departs at 4:45pm.
When booking your flights tell your travel agent you want to fly to "Tortola, British Virgin islands" or "St Thomas."
If you have any questions please contact us directly as follows: Info @ GO-HIHO